FEAT First Emerald Abseiling Team is a Scout adventurous activity team and operates under the auspice of the 1st Emerald Scout Group as a Satellite Team of the State Abseiling Council.


FEAT  provides tower and rock face abseiling services to registered Scouts. FEAT  provides tower and rock face abseiling services to registered Scouts. The 12m Wilson & Nunn tower is at the Emerald Scout Centre at 21 Kilvington Drive Emerald 3782. Melway 127E5. We operate at Gilwell Park by arrangement. We also operate Shiprock in Gembrook in Kurth Kiln Regional Park.


We will abseil Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers and Leaders. Generally, Joeys may not abseil except as linking Cubs. There are physical limits (minimums and maximums) to abseil and students need to be able to climb up a 6m ladder unassisted. People undertaking abseiling are referred to as “students”. People onsite but not abseiling are referred to as “observers”.

FEAT  is not for profit and aims to be cost neutral. To recover costs FEAT charges for services. FEAT aims to be self sufficient for registration, training and abseiling equipment maintenance and upgrade costs.

Service Catalogue: 

·         Casual abseiling on tower for a single pack/troop/unit/crew (up to 30 students) - $10 per student per session (minimum charge is $100). A tower session is two hours and starts usually at 7.30pm.

·         Casual abseiling on cliff / rock for a single pack/troop/unit/crew (up to 25 students) - $30 per student per session (minimum charge is $300). A session is a half day either 10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm.

·         Scout Proficiency badge $10 per student including pre-work kit and badge.

·         Venturer Outdoors service hours (post SAC training) ($nil).

·         Tower only - $300 for four hours (includes a $30 hall fee to Emerald Scout Group).

Note that we reserve the right to combine bookings and need a reasonable estimate of your attending numbers when you book. We will only run abseiling twice per month to avoid team burnout and not all days are available. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays are generally not possible due to commitments of the team members.


Bookings open for each term on the first week of that term and fill quickly so don't delay, you can reach out booking officer Danny on 0451 439 417


The main aim of Scouting is fun – lots of it! You'll gain new friends and get to experience things you've never dreamed of. At the same time you'll learn survival and leadership skills that will help you throughout your whole life. There's a lot more to Scouting than the local Scout Hall.  As well as ever popular camping, you can also have a go at abseiling... canoeing... steam railways... caving... rock climbing... flying... performing arts... to name just a few things! Being a member of the Scouts helps build your confidence and teamwork skills. Scouts can participate in a broad range of activities that most of the planet doesn't get the chance to experience. Would you be able to survive in the bush all by yourself? Scouting can teach you how.  Challenges that face Scout age youth include the transition from primary to secondary school and puberty.  Scouts help relieve the stress of these processes by providing a constant source of friends and support. A Scout is never alone.


Scouts offers a continuous cohesive program of age appropriate training from Joeys all the way through to Rovers with all sections dovetailing into each other through linking. You will become involved in your local community through events like ANZAC and Remembrance day, environmental activities such as tree plantings and Clean Up Australia day. Tired of playing the same meaningless video games all the time? Want to really achieve something? Come along! All sections offer try-before-you-buy style introductory nights where there is no cost and no obligation. Parent Helpers are always welcome.



All of our sections always welcome expressions of interest from youth (boys and girls) who wish to join our Scouting community or perhaps just want to find out more. Please feel free to contact us by phone or email.